III Smoking Barrels - India’s first multilingual film that is set in North-East India

III Smoking Barrels by Sanjib Dey
It is a film that focuses on human relationships covering the lives of three troubled people intertwined against a politically charged background. III Smoking Barrels focuses three issues that beset the Northeast — children caught in conflicts, drug addiction and abuse, and animal poaching and the necessity of wildlife conservation — with each of them exploring a different stage of human life.

Directed by debutant director Sanjib Dey, III Smoking Barrels is a thriller and has been shot across the seven states of the North-east and features dialogues in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nagamese, and Manipuri. The film will be released on September 21.

Starring Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay among others, the film has been produced by Amit Malpani and two of the songs are sung by Assamese singer Papon.

“There were innumerable hurdles like deaths, accidents, lack of infrastructures and threats but the most difficult hurdle was finding a bunch of fresh actors for various challenging roles. The film speaks about the whole of the Northeast representing the special region (North-east) which is a warehouse of 8 provinces, more than 200 dialects, huge ethnic diversities, rich natural resources and yet encompassed with many conflicts and hard hitting issues,” said Sanjib Dey.

The film throws light on some of the burning issues of Northeast India. The movie shows how the mainstream Indian has neglected this part of the country year after year, in a very hard hitting manner.